From: "Zenarchy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Pascal's Wager Date sent: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 12:59:52 -0800 Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> As an aside (and hopefully not to affend anyone), what does "western
> >> religions" mean?
> >> Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all come from the Middle East.
> >> Buddhism, and Taoism all come from the East. "western religion" must
> >> Paganism, Animism, and Shamanism?
> >Actually, Shamanism dates back to the aryan migration, which originated
> >central asia... Aminism / paganism are probably the only original
> >(of course Pan is a cool guy, I'd practice any religion he was in),
> which are
> >east west and new world
> In that case, I think we can dispense with the term "western religion"
> since the West holds no legitimate claim to the birth of any text-based
> religion (discounting any cult spin-offs and sub-religions). As the
> Aussies say, "Good on you!" Instead of religion, the West has blessed (I
> mean it) the world with science.
What about Druidism, Wicca, Norse Odinism, etc.?